Mongoose captured near Kaua’i Lagoons

A live mongoose, believed to be the first captured on Kaua‘i, was caught Wednesday by the Kaua‘i Invasive Species Committee.

Pat Gmelin, the KISC Mongoose Response Technician, discovered the mongoose while conducting his daily trap checks at the Marriott Kaua‘i Lagoons, said Keren Gundersen, project manager of KISC.

Gmelin said with the help of Bill Bukoski of the USDA-Wildlife Services, it was determined the captured mongoose was a mature male.

More details can be found in the Thursday edition of The Garden Island.

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